General News

Multi-million pound restoration project

One of Gloucester’s “unsung historical treasures” will be restored to former glory as a major regeneration project gets underway.

The churchyard at St Mary de Crypt in Southgate Street will be closed for more than a year as work at the centuries-old church gets underway.

From www.gloucestershirelive.co.uk (with ads, autoplay video and pop ups – and an alarmingly large photo of a past president of the OCC)

Discover de Crypt – November newsletter

November project update: Newsletter

We had a great week at the end of November with the exciting and educational dig in the Old Crypt Schoolroom. Thanks to all the volunteers who came to help and to Kevin and Nick from Avon Archaeology Ltd who took so much time to share their archaeological wisdom!

The volunteers found some fantastic small finds including a toy canon and writing slates and styli that help us imagine the schoolboys who once worked and played here!

There are more photos  from the dig by clicking on the photo below which will take you to the Discover de Crypt Facebook page.

 

New coffee house, old Cryptian

The city’s newest coffee house and restaurant in The Oxebode, just off Northgate Street, is expected to open from 8.30am to 7pm daily.

“I am going to be running the business when it opens. It is the dream of one family who experiences something very similar when they were on holiday 10 years ago,” said Mr Izatt, a former Crypt School pupil and one-time aircraft engineer.

New coffee house – Gloucestershire Live

Discover DeCrypt – October Update

October Project Update: Good things come to those who wait…!

Well – it’s all starting to happen! After months of behind-the-scenes work, we are one step closer to appointing a contractor: we’ve shortlisted five who will be asked to submit their detailed proposal and costs. Once the Heritage Lottery Fund have approved our preferred contractor, we’ll be able to sign on the dotted line! We hope to be able to announce the successful bidder in early December, with work programmed to start on site in the New Year.

The full October newsletter is available here and more information on the Discover DeCrypt project is available here.

Welcome to some new Old Cryptians

The Club welcomes seventeen Cryptians who left the School this summer.  Under the policy adopted several years ago, these OCs will enjoy free membership until they reach the age of 21, or cease fulltime education and training (whichever is the later).  The Old Cryptians Club thanks the School Office for organising this induction of new U21 members.

October Committee Meeting

The first full meeting of the Old Cryptians’ Club Committee in the Presidency of Charlie Hannaford will be held on Tuesday, 10th October 2017.  If there are any issues which you would like to see discussed, please contact the Committee Secretary at admin@oldcryptians.org

Founders’ Day Supper – REMINDER

After the Founders’ Day Service on Thursday, 29th June, the Old Cryptians Club will be holding their annual Supper at the magnificent Parliament Rooms conveniently situated next to the Cathedral.  Places are still available at £27/head.  This covers a welcome drink, a 2/3 course cold buffet and coffee.  A wonderful occasion with School, Club and friends present, this is the evening when the current President of the Club (Bob Timms) stands down and the new President (Charlie Hannaford) takes over.  Details are given here Founders’ Day Supper 2017 and there is also a return form Founders Day 2017 Supper Reservation.  Or you are welcome to contact Richard Briggs directly – 01344 485273 or membership@oldcryptians.org  And finally, don’t forget to sign up for the friendly Golf Match at Highnam in the morning (Contact Eric Stephens on 01452 529000)

Save the Date – Founders’ Day and Supper

The annual Founders’ Day Supper, at which the new President of the Old Cryptians’ Club is installed, will be held at the Parliament Rooms (adjacent to Gloucester Cathedral) on THURSDAY, 29th JUNE 2017.  Invitations are being prepared but if you would like to book your place now, please call Richard Briggs (Membership Secretary) on 01344 485273 or email membership@oldcryptians.org  As usual, requests to attend the early evening Cathedral Service should be directed to Sue Wales at the Crypt School 01452 530291.

Annual Dinner 2017 – a great success

On Saturday 18th March the main room at Gloucester Rugby was packed for the 116th Annual Dinner of the Old Cryptians’ Club.  For the first time the Ladies joined us for the whole evening.  Again it was refreshing to see two tables of Young Cryptians.  The addresses, after the meal were from the Headmaster Nick Dyer, the Guest Speaker Steve Knibbs and the President Bob Timms.  More reports to follow.

Appeal by the Head and the OC’s President

Nick Dyer, Headmaster of the Crypt School and Bob Tims, President of the Old Cryptians Club are making a joint Appeal to Cryptians for the funds necessary to allow the Discover DeCrypt Project to get underway, following the successful award by the Heritage Lottery Fund.  Time is short.  Please act NOW.